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Re: Update 39: Puzzle Weapons, Backer Portal, and a Vote!

Posted: December 7th, 2017, 9:22 pm
by Crosmando
Puzzle weapons sure do sound interesting, but it's a whole lot of effort for what seems to be very much a secondary type of feature for this type of game (also very adventure gamey tbh). Still waiting for more information on core gameplay - combat, character systems, maps.

Re: Update 39: Puzzle Weapons, Backer Portal, and a Vote!

Posted: December 8th, 2017, 3:19 am
by Lix
Crosmando wrote:
December 7th, 2017, 9:22 pm
Still waiting for more information on core gameplay - combat, character systems, maps.
I get the feeling that this stuff isn't ready for presentation yet. We may get a lot of this information in one burst when the backer alpha is released (hopefully next year).

Re: Update 39: Puzzle Weapons, Backer Portal, and a Vote!

Posted: December 9th, 2017, 1:07 am
by ZiN
Crosmando wrote:
December 7th, 2017, 9:22 pm
Puzzle weapons sure do sound interesting, but it's a whole lot of effort for what seems to be very much a secondary type of feature for this type of game (also very adventure gamey tbh). Still waiting for more information on core gameplay - combat, character systems, maps.
Yes, exactly what i meant as well in my first reply. In particular, they haven't showed the grid / free-roam movement in action, which is a highly debated core gameplay element.
At least, we should start getting class previews in the coming updates, we'll see if they're any good around February i guess, unless they start doing updates more frequently, than every 3 months.

Re: Update 39: Puzzle Weapons, Backer Portal, and a Vote!

Posted: December 9th, 2017, 8:54 am
by Zombra
On the subject of coming updates:
Infinitron wrote:
mediajuice studios wrote:http://mediajuicestudios.com/2017/12/03 ... ian-fargo/
A really fun episode! Game industry veteran Brian Fargo stops by to talk with Jeremy about his career, crowdfunding, and the "state of the industry" in game development.
Listening to this now. Brian says there'll be a major Bard's Tale IV update next month with gameplay footage.
Who knows what we'll see, but this sounds promising.

Re: Update 39: Puzzle Weapons, Backer Portal, and a Vote!

Posted: December 10th, 2017, 7:45 pm
by Crosmando
Nice.

Re: Update 39: Puzzle Weapons, Backer Portal, and a Vote!

Posted: December 22nd, 2017, 2:18 pm
by _noblesse_oblige_
ZiN wrote:
December 6th, 2017, 12:25 am
Zombra wrote:
December 5th, 2017, 5:10 pm
_noblesse_oblige_ wrote:
December 5th, 2017, 4:55 pm
Seems like [Bard] is an archtype rather than a class. Could imply that there is more than one class of Bard in the game.
Whoa! You're right! If I'm reading this correctly, there will be at least four different Bard subclasses in the game! Mind blown! :o
Maybe. From what I've seen so far, they are more like specializations/builds than full fledged classes.
Well, if they are specializations rather than classes, then they are using the word class to mean specialization and the word archtype to mean class:
Update 40 wrote: Within this archetype you can specialize into the following classes: the enemy-controlling Troubadour, the damage-bolstering Rabble Rouser, the aura-generating War Chanter, the resource-enhancing Minstrel, the nimble and lethal Jester, and the magical booze-concocting Brew Master.

Re: Update 39: Puzzle Weapons, Backer Portal, and a Vote!

Posted: December 22nd, 2017, 9:54 pm
by Crosmando
I dunno, the fact that the War Chanter focuses on auras, Troubadour on crowd control etc seems to indicate that each of them will have unique spells and abilities available only to that type, which to me fits with what a "class" is.

Re: Update 39: Puzzle Weapons, Backer Portal, and a Vote!

Posted: January 25th, 2018, 4:13 am
by Crosmando
So do we still get that update this month?

Re: Update 39: Puzzle Weapons, Backer Portal, and a Vote!

Posted: January 25th, 2018, 10:24 am
by phimseto
Hey Crosmando, probably closer to early February. David Rogers is writing up the Bard class deep dive, but he's had to focus on the actual game for the most part. Our current timeline has him writing it next week, and from there the various edits, double-checks, approvals, etc. so I'm shooting for the week after next.

Re: Update 39: Puzzle Weapons, Backer Portal, and a Vote!

Posted: February 12th, 2018, 7:55 pm
by Crosmando
phimseto wrote:
January 25th, 2018, 10:24 am
Hey Crosmando, probably closer to early February. David Rogers is writing up the Bard class deep dive, but he's had to focus on the actual game for the most part. Our current timeline has him writing it next week, and from there the various edits, double-checks, approvals, etc. so I'm shooting for the week after next.
Soon?

Re: Update 39: Puzzle Weapons, Backer Portal, and a Vote!

Posted: February 12th, 2018, 9:10 pm
by phimseto
Yeah, I posted on the KS comments earlier tonight that the backer update is done and making the internal rounds right now. It should be out in the very near future.

Re: Update 39: Puzzle Weapons, Backer Portal, and a Vote!

Posted: August 22nd, 2018, 6:24 pm
by drewannrez
The perfect rogue/thief weapon.